Vishnupura, Viṣṇupura, Vishnu-pura: 3 definitions

Introduction

Vishnupura means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Viṣṇupura can be transliterated into English as Visnupura or Vishnupura, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Viṣṇupura (विष्णुपुर):—The abode of the Dūtīs, or the ninety-one female deities of the Dūtīcakra, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra. In his manifestation as Ananta, Viṣṇu occupies the central position in the Dūtīcakra. For this reason the abode of the Dūtīs is called viṣṇupura, the city of Viṣṇu, and this second cakra itself is also referred to as the Viṣṇucakra.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Viṣṇupura (विष्णुपुर).—Sacred to Viṣṇu; attained by Heti after having been killed by Viṣnu.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 109. 25; 274. 76.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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